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Focus 2.0 sport tdci 07 plate lack of power help please


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#1 johnst987

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

I was driving my focus the other day and it was fine bt the next day i got in it drove up the road wen a red light came on in the left hand side of the dash a little red cog with a ! inside of it. Engine system failure it says in book. I have it in a garage at the min and they cannot find any codes
With their diag equipment. The car will not rev over 3thou revs and no power? It puts some smoke out but no excess amounts. Can any1 please help? Any info would be great. Also feels like in limp mode cannot go over 40mph

Ps they have checked turbo and said bearings r fine and it moves freely

#2 renton2004

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 02:31 PM

I've just replied to another thread along a similar vein.  Those symptoms are similar to when my intercooler pipe blew off when 'making my way' down the A1.  Loads of black smoke, massive reduction in power and the "Engine Failure" message.  Might not be the same, but that's my 2  penneth :)

What colour smoke?

#3 johnst987

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 05:40 PM

black smoke, its fixed now turns out all the glow plugs werent working? replaced them and cleared the code the car is fine now. very strange lol